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The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478-1834 (review)

The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478-1834 (review) journal of world history, december 2011 of honor for scholars of Venice and environmental history, because as Appuhn states, "That the Venetian system was in many respects a success makes it all the more worthy of study" (p. 9). jason hardgrave University of Southern Indiana The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478­1834. By francisco bethencourt. Translated by jean birrell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 504 pp. $114.00 (cloth); $40.99 (paper). The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478­1834 by Francisco Bethencourt was originally published in 1995 as L'Inquisition à L'Époque Moderne by Librairie Anthème Fayard. Bethencourt has recently been appointed Charles Boxer Professor of History at King's College London. Thus, Cambridge University Press has released this slightly revised and updated version of the earlier work in English translation by Jean Birrell and with a new title, perhaps to give it a wider readership particularly among global historians. Bethencourt offers the first general history of the Inquisition since Henry Charles Lea, describing it as "an intermediate level of approach, between global history and `national' history" (p. 2). The book has an interesting periodization for a general history, surveying the Inquisition not from its beginnings in Rome but from the founding of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478-1834 (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 22 (4) – Nov 25, 2011

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journal of world history, december 2011 of honor for scholars of Venice and environmental history, because as Appuhn states, "That the Venetian system was in many respects a success makes it all the more worthy of study" (p. 9). jason hardgrave University of Southern Indiana The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478­1834. By francisco bethencourt. Translated by jean birrell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 504 pp. $114.00 (cloth); $40.99 (paper). The Inquisition: A Global History, 1478­1834 by Francisco Bethencourt was originally published in 1995 as L'Inquisition à L'Époque Moderne by Librairie Anthème Fayard. Bethencourt has recently been appointed Charles Boxer Professor of History at King's College London. Thus, Cambridge University Press has released this slightly revised and updated version of the earlier work in English translation by Jean Birrell and with a new title, perhaps to give it a wider readership particularly among global historians. Bethencourt offers the first general history of the Inquisition since Henry Charles Lea, describing it as "an intermediate level of approach, between global history and `national' history" (p. 2). The book has an interesting periodization for a general history, surveying the Inquisition not from its beginnings in Rome but from the founding of

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Published: Nov 25, 2011

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